Time to talk interactions
Interaction through speech burst onto the scene with tools like Siri, Cortana and Hey, Google. These interfaces have reached into homes with devices like Amazon’s Echo. Building conversational and natural language user interfaces presents new challenges but obvious benefits. The Echo in particular had to rethink many interactions because it purposefully omitted a screen, forcing all-verbal interaction.
The conversational trend is not just limited to voice. Messaging apps have come to dominate both phones and workplaces, and we’re seeing conversations with other humans being supplemented by chats with “intelligence”. As these platforms improve, they understand more conversational context, making interactions more lifelike and therefore more compelling.